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lamprey Tweet Definition of lamprey Like Definition of lamprey on Facebook
noun (plurallampreys)
  1. a primitive freshwater and saltwater fish, of the Petromyzontidae family, having a sucking mouth with rasping teeth but no jaw
Lance Tweet Definition of Lance Like Definition of Lance on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male), pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.
lancetfish Tweet Definition of lancetfish Like Definition of lancetfish on Facebook
noun
  1. A voracious deep-sea fish Alepidosaurus ferox having long, lancet-like teeth.
lanternfish Tweet Definition of lanternfish Like Definition of lanternfish on Facebook
noun
  1. any of small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae, named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence.
lavaret Tweet Definition of lavaret Like Definition of lavaret on Facebook
noun
  1. (Zoology): A European whitefish Coregonus laveretus, found in the mountain lakes of Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland.
leatherjacket Tweet Definition of leatherjacket Like Definition of leatherjacket on Facebook
noun
  1. The larva of some crane flies
  2. Any of several brightly coloured tropical fishes, of the family Balistidae, including the filefish and the triggerfish; leatherfish
  3. Any of several Atlantic fishes, of the genus Oligoplites, that have a leathery skin; leatherjack
ling Tweet Definition of ling Like Definition of ling on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva, resembling the cod.
  2. Any of various varieties of heather or broom.
lionfish Tweet Definition of lionfish Like Definition of lionfish on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the venomous fish of the Pterois or Scorpaenidae. family, notable for their long and separated spines
lumpfish Tweet Definition of lumpfish Like Definition of lumpfish on Facebook
noun
  1. lumpsucker
lungfish Tweet Definition of lungfish Like Definition of lungfish on Facebook
noun (plural lungfish or lungfishes)
  1. air-breathing fish, of the class Dipnoi, that have four limblike appendages instead of fins

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